Literary Elements

  1. Read the linked essay and then listen to David Sedaris read the essay.
    • “Youth in Asia” essay by David Sedaris
    • “Youth in Asia” audio reading by David Sedaris. The reading is Act I of the episode called “In Dog We Trust” from the This American Life website. Click on “The Youth in Asia” title in red.
  2. Write a paragraph on reading vs. listening. Answer the following question:
    • How did the meaning change or become more clear through his reading?
  3. Find specific quotations from the story that exemplify literary terms.
    • Find quotations that represent Plot and Structure, Point of View, Character, Setting, Imagery, and Theme.
    • Write a sentence explaining how the quotation demonstrates that element.
    • Example:
      Plot– “As I moved my chair a little nearer suddenly with one catlike movement both her hands clawed instinctively for my eyes and she almost reached them too.”  This quotation demonstrates plot because it develops the action of the story and advances toward the climax.
    • Find a different quotation for each element, six total.
    • https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/154/in-dog-we-trust?act=1#play
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